by Clement Mazzella
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It’s been almost a month since the 2023 Rugby World Cup final. And the All blacks They are still having difficulty digesting their narrow-point defeat to South Africa at the Stade de France.
the coach Ian Foster The plague is on Arbitration decision At the end of the match believing that Wayne Barnes should have awarded a penalty kick for his team in the final minutes.
Thus, their top scorer Jordie Barrett would have had a chance to deliver the title of world champion to the New Zealanders, defeating them by a very small point (12-11).
The All Blacks are complaining about a Kwagga Smith error
This mistake is South Africa’s mistake Kawaja Smith At the end of the match during the intervention phase. In slow motion, we can clearly see him demonstrating One hand on the ground before scratching the ball.
“I think the World Cup should have ended with a penalty, close to where Jordie missed his first kick. Obviously Kwaja Smith had his hands on the ground when he scratched the ball and we didn’t get a legitimate penalty,” coach Ian Foster lamented during his appearance. In the podcast Platform.
World Rugby admitted there had been a mistake
This World Cup final sparked a lot of discussion. Reduced to 14 after Sam Cane’s 27th-minute red card, the All Blacks showed plenty of pride in thwarting a world champion who knew how to turn his back on victory.
According to the New Zealand press, the World Rugby Union also admitted to a blunder against the All Blacks: Aaron Smith’s attempt was disallowed It wasn’t supposed to be a knockout, as TMO had never had to return for more playing time before.
For his part, Foster knows one thing: he is still haunted by this missing ending. “Every now and then I wake up at night and keep thinking about how I can score two more points than the Bucs.” Regret will be eternal.
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